Summary: It is a good game overall, however, if you want a good creat of boxer this is not what you want. I for one WOULD like to have a decent creat a boxer. this one doesn't even beat The Greatest Heavywieght's creat a boxer. They had to scan in people which to me was a total bad idea. I hope EA Sports makes 4 Major improvements on 2002 version. 1.ALOT BETTER Creat of Boxer! maby a creat of manager/trainer/cut man. 2.Creat Female Boxers. 3.LARGER line up!
Summary: This game sucks the graphics are the exact same as the regular Playststion. If I had known the graphics were so poor there would've been no way that I would've purchased KOK. I was terribly disappointed dont get me wrong if you have no tatse for good graphics you will proably enjoy this game, but I expected better graphics out of the PS2. I didn't upgrade from a PS1 to a PS2 spending over 300 bucks for the same graphics as PS1.
Very Good Graphics & Gameplay But Too much Loading Time
Anthony De Rosa, Amazon
26 February 2001
Summary: This game is visually and responsively pretty good, the graphics and gameplay are very good. However the major drawback of this game is all the loading time. It loads before the game, after the introductions, between rounds and after the fight when the decision is made. The Boxers come to the ring with no enterage and no robe.
Summary: Thisis disappointing. It seems slow and sluggish, especially when compared to Ready2Rumble. Plus, it has to hit th disc for an annoyingly long time to see the between rounds movies/scenes. Because of this, it is difficult to get into any kind of flow. It is a fairly realistic game requiring you to work jabs, etc. in order to set up big punches. But overall, I'm glad I only rented it instead of dropped ... on it. And the graphics are pretty lame too...
Summary: So many people gave this 5 stars. why? the graphics are subpar, and the playability is not very good. If you don't have a playstation 2 yet, don't worry because there is only 1 really 5 star game out for it being SSX. If you have a playstation 2 and are thinking about this game, don't or you'll be sorry.
Summary: Graphically awesome. "Dynamic Punch Control" and multi-style boxers allow for infinite "in the ring" possiblities. However, out of the ring, the game goes nowhere. The training sessions are good, yet the same linear "climb the ranks" approach is getting old. Also, the "create a boxer" options are limited (i.e..limited shorts, gloves, tatoos). The big disapointment is that you can NOT fight created boxers against each other! Even KK99 had that option.
Excerpt: "...can tell you now that KNOCKOUT KINGS 2001 can be added to this list. ROUGH AND TUMBLE In the ring itself, a few points of concernserve to reduce our thumb twindling pleasure, however. Whilst fighters can move more freely than in previous versions, the ability to to back off whilst guarding can make you feel up against the ropes even in the middle of the ring. boxing potentially sluggish nature has also been emphasised to the point where the fight ...